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What to pack?


I live in the Denver area and im going to Croatia in about two weeks. I’ve kept an eye on the weather over the last ten days and im not sure what to pack in terms of fabric weight. Should I stick with Rick’s suggested lighter weight, quicker drying clothes? Or should I look at more American style cotton fabrics?

Mostly I’d rather not be cold if I can help it. I plan on going to Zagreb, Piltvice, Split and Dubrovnik if that helps. I imagine it will be reasonably warm and muggy. Kind of Chicago or St Louis in the summer.

Posted by
2145 posts

We'll be there pretty much the same time as you. Here's a thought: Pack light and easily dried, and if it's cold, buy a souvenir sweatshirt. Plenty of those around. It should be plenty temperate.

Posted by
19368 posts

What I would worry about would be the chilly/wet combination, though I think your odds of avoiding it are quite good 2 weeks from now in Croatia. I'd pack for warm weather but include something like a fleece outer layer and a rain jacket. I take those on every trip, because it can be quite chilly early in the morning and at night, especially if it's windy (as coastal cities often are).

I'm cold-natured, so I would also include a pair of longjohn bottoms, either polypropylene or merino wool. They've helped keep me more comfortable in wet conditions and early in the morning. I wore mine as recently as about a week ago in eastern Spain.

Posted by
4399 posts

I would not describe spring in Croatia as muggy, especially not away from the coast. Europe has been unseasonably cold this Spring. I wear what I wear at home - jeans, long sleeve cotton shirts, a light jacket. Evenings will be cool. Not the time of year for lightweight anything.

Posted by
2080 posts

Usually it would be hot with pleasant evenings, but monitor the 10 day forecasts up until you leave. As someone else mentioned, the region is experiencing an unusually cool late spring.